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2013-12-29 05:32:21 PM
he is 100% right. this should be green.
 
2013-12-29 06:19:15 PM
The girl is on level 491 or something. I utterly despair.
 
2013-12-29 06:37:09 PM
Candy Crush is evil

I much prefer this explanation
 
2013-12-29 06:55:25 PM
I've never played it. Am I missing anything?
 
2013-12-29 07:44:50 PM

fusillade762: I've never played it. Am I missing anything?


It's a fun little game, with a very nice difficulty progression.  It does bug you (sometimes quite insistently) to connect it to your facebook account, and it has microtranactions to get power-ups or bypass difficult levels, but none of that is mandatory.

I've never connected it to facebook or paid for anything in the game, and I've still enjoyed it and progressed well.  It also has a nice built in 'time to put the tablet down' feature, because you get 5 lives, and after you've lost them you need to wait 20 minutes or so per life to come back.
 
2013-12-29 07:59:29 PM
Subby is level 292 and progressing. Been playing for about four months.
Agrees that this is a tool of Satan, but somehow can't stop playing.

/subby == me
 
2013-12-29 08:00:05 PM
Also, the fat potato that is the hostess of the game is too whiny. She cries every time you don't make a level.
 
2013-12-29 08:04:35 PM
Another fun iOS game I've been playing recently is Defense Witches.  It's another free to play game that has microtransactions if you want, but you don't need to buy anything to advance.  It's a fun take on tower defense, with some amusing Japanese translations and a bit of les-yay thrown in for good measure.
 
2013-12-29 08:42:57 PM
Level 421 for me. Let me set the scene for you, if you haven't gotten that far:

- match 7 striped candies in 50 moves
- Oh, and there are 4 cakes on the board, each of which will clear the entire field when they are destroyed
- Also, there is one tornado that will randomly destroy a candy on the board after each move.
- But don't worry! They give you 4 striped candies on the board! Encased in jelly or whatever, so that if you clear a cake, the striped should fall down and give you to easy matches!
- But of course the board is "bugged", and these striped's are always destroyed by a cake clear.

It's been a good month I think for me stuck on this one, and I'm pretty close to just chucking it. Which of course means I'll probably get lucky and beat it sometime in the next couple of days.
 
2013-12-29 08:48:34 PM
I'll stick with Dots.
 
2013-12-29 09:26:24 PM

jayhawk88: Level 421 for me. Let me set the scene for you, if you haven't gotten that far:

- match 7 striped candies in 50 moves
- Oh, and there are 4 cakes on the board, each of which will clear the entire field when they are destroyed
- Also, there is one tornado that will randomly destroy a candy on the board after each move.
- But don't worry! They give you 4 striped candies on the board! Encased in jelly or whatever, so that if you clear a cake, the striped should fall down and give you to easy matches!
- But of course the board is "bugged", and these striped's are always destroyed by a cake clear.

It's been a good month I think for me stuck on this one, and I'm pretty close to just chucking it. Which of course means I'll probably get lucky and beat it sometime in the next couple of days.


I'm stuck on 421 as well. The worst part is that you can't even buy your way past the level because none of the power-ups are helpful. It's just one of those levels that you have to play a million times until you happen to get outrageously lucky.
 
2013-12-29 09:30:10 PM
I'll stick to my pouring salt on snails. Gets more and more difficult to find them as you kill off the population, and once you're out of salt, you have to bug people for some or spend real money to get more.
 
2013-12-29 09:35:09 PM
You can set your clock forward on most devices to earn more lives instantly. Of course if you suck, that means going years into the future to get more lives...
 
2013-12-29 10:19:02 PM
over in 3, /easily my second favorite puppets behind the muppets.
 
2013-12-29 10:24:18 PM

TuteTibiImperes: fusillade762: I've never played it. Am I missing anything?

It's a fun little game, with a very nice difficulty progression.  It does bug you (sometimes quite insistently) to connect it to your facebook account, and it has microtranactions to get power-ups or bypass difficult levels, but none of that is mandatory.

I've never connected it to facebook or paid for anything in the game, and I've still enjoyed it and progressed well.  It also has a nice built in 'time to put the tablet down' feature, because you get 5 lives, and after you've lost them you need to wait 20 minutes or so per life to come back.


It bugged me to connect to my facebook account until I finally gave in and clicked OK. I have no idea what happened, though, because I don't have a facebook account. But the game didn't seem to notice.

Also: do people actually play it with the music turned on? That music is pure torture.
 
2013-12-29 10:36:01 PM
My name is MadMattresMack and I've been free and clear of CC for 3 months now on my honor. I take it one day at a time and life is looking pretty good. There was once a time when I'd spend 30 minutes in the bathroom at work with the "just one more round" mindset, but those days are behind me.

Seriously, it has been about 3 months and I'm glad I chunked it. I got close to 300 IIRC and the game just became a "play as many time as you can until you roll the right drops" game. A friend and I figured out how to get infinite lives and that didn't help things much. But as bad as I was I wasn't the worst I kno;, one lady I work with is in over $100 in that game and a friend's wife traded her WoW addiction for it.

I took a few jabs from friends when they passed my score after I quit. I just looked at them and asked them what are they doing with their lives. Really, to get to those levels you're investing as much time as part time college or spending money you shouldn't be spending.
 
2013-12-29 10:41:07 PM

Argus Prescott: You can set your clock forward on most devices to earn more lives instantly. Of course if you suck, that means going years into the future to get more lives...


Or connect to your FB account and after you run out of lives clear all the game data. Then re-sync with FB and you have 5 lives again. Though I've had that cost me a recently passed level before so make sure it's synced before the wipe. That used to work but I can't say it does anymore. It's life 5 clicks and 30 seconds to reset your life count.

But once you connect to FB you'll see how far the infection has spread. Everyone will be giving you lives as well as it'll ask you daily to give all your friends a free life. If you don't accept them (just leave them alone and don't select "Accept") until you need them then you can stack them. I was over 150 lives at one point but that was when I was cutting back and getting ready to go cold turkey.
 
2013-12-29 10:43:55 PM
I uninstalled the app once I started getting popups on web pages and in the middle of YouTube videos that open iTunes to download Candy Crush.  To me, it's as if they paid to have viruses spread across the internet for their product.  Fark them hard.
I also refuse to buy or consume Kit Kats because of their offensive commercials.
// I have issues.
/// What is up with this text box? It almost completely non-functional on my 4s!
 
2013-12-29 10:51:04 PM
i liked this game better when it was bejeweled
 
2013-12-29 11:07:05 PM
But once you connect to FB you'll see how far the infection has spread. Everyone will be giving you lives as well as it'll ask you daily to give all your friends a free life. If you don't accept them (just leave them alone and don't select "Accept") until you need them then you can stack them. I was over 150 lives at one point but that was when I was cutting back and getting ready to go cold turkey.


Has never worked for me. Play through Facebook. If I ignore the life request that gives me a life (chuckle), then it doesn't show up the next time I connect after having gone thru the 5 lives I have. The game really should just compound the lives so if say 5 people give me requests I have 10 lives, but nope, math isn't exactly the CC way. After all if the players for Candy Crush could do math then they would soon figure out how much they have spent on the game from their actual bank accounts and then what would happen?
 
2013-12-29 11:11:23 PM

Fiction Fan: But once you connect to FB you'll see how far the infection has spread. Everyone will be giving you lives as well as it'll ask you daily to give all your friends a free life. If you don't accept them (just leave them alone and don't select "Accept") until you need them then you can stack them. I was over 150 lives at one point but that was when I was cutting back and getting ready to go cold turkey.


Has never worked for me. Play through Facebook. If I ignore the life request that gives me a life (chuckle), then it doesn't show up the next time I connect after having gone thru the 5 lives I have. The game really should just compound the lives so if say 5 people give me requests I have 10 lives, but nope, math isn't exactly the CC way. After all if the players for Candy Crush could do math then they would soon figure out how much they have spent on the game from their actual bank accounts and then what would happen?


It's not that hard to get through the game without spending money - just don't buy the special candies.  Now that they've introduced the daily spin wheel it's even easier - you get a special bonus for free every day.
 
2013-12-29 11:14:48 PM
If you even spend $1 on Candy Crush, I consider you a cheater and your level doesn't matter anyway, cause you are dumb.
 
2013-12-29 11:17:04 PM
Am I allowed to post a link to the Firefox extension that gives you 99 lives and all the extra free items and money you need to get you through the tough spots?  It IS cheating, yes.  It's also just a game, so..
http://leethax.net/extension/
 
2013-12-29 11:23:06 PM
Meh. I'd like to care but the Steam holiday sale is on and now I've got to play Rage, the Farcry series, Dead Island, Papers Please, Adventure Time, and Deadlight so I'll too busy to care about a game that's basically Bejeweled with candy.
 
2013-12-29 11:32:12 PM
I can't really understand this sort of thing. Why are people regressing to simplistic games made for 5 year olds? Have Mario and Zelda become too hard or something?

Half the games I see people wasting their lives with are digital versions of the garbage found in Highlights for Children.
 
2013-12-29 11:34:24 PM

Terrible Old Man: I can't really understand this sort of thing. Why are people regressing to simplistic games made for 5 year olds? Have Mario and Zelda become too hard or something?

Half the games I see people wasting their lives with are digital versions of the garbage found in Highlights for Children.


Puzzle games have always been popular.  A game like Candy Crush lets you pick up the phone or tablet, play for five or ten minutes, and then put it down and do something else.

More involved games require a larger time investment per session.

There's a place for both.
 
2013-12-29 11:35:43 PM

Terrible Old Man: I can't really understand this sort of thing. Why are people regressing to simplistic games made for 5 year olds? Have Mario and Zelda become too hard or something?

Half the games I see people wasting their lives with are digital versions of the garbage found in Highlights for Children.


Candy Crush is insanely difficult in later levels.
 
2013-12-30 12:14:29 AM

Pope Larry II: Candy Crush is evil

I much prefer this explanation


QFT
 
2013-12-30 12:33:32 AM

MadMattressMack: My name is MadMattresMack and I've been free and clear of CC for 3 months now on my honor. I take it one day at a time and life is looking pretty good. There was once a time when I'd spend 30 minutes in the bathroom at work with the "just one more round" mindset, but those days are behind me.

Seriously, it has been about 3 months and I'm glad I chunked it. I got close to 300 IIRC and the game just became a "play as many time as you can until you roll the right drops" game. A friend and I figured out how to get infinite lives and that didn't help things much. But as bad as I was I wasn't the worst I kno;, one lady I work with is in over $100 in that game and a friend's wife traded her WoW addiction for it.

I took a few jabs from friends when they passed my score after I quit. I just looked at them and asked them what are they doing with their lives. Really, to get to those levels you're investing as much time as part time college or spending money you shouldn't be spending.


reactiongifs.me
 
2013-12-30 01:17:06 AM
I'm stuck on 382. I just can't clear all the jelly.
 
2013-12-30 01:20:10 AM
We are all being trained by alien forces to run their mindless machines as slave labor for all eternity. Candy Crush is the beginning. And then one day, fields of mindless human clones serving the needs of Reptilian invaders. It's how this stuff starts - one day, mindless little cute colorful game, next day -BAM, alien slavery. That's what's happening here.
 
2013-12-30 01:37:51 AM

some_beer_drinker: WoW addiction for it.


Did you read that Gamasutra article? It was one of the most pompous anti-science articles I'd ever read, which is saying something. First of all, an "addiction" is simply behavior someone doesn't like. But even more important if all these freemium models are so abusive how is it that the original gaming "addiction" (WoW) was based upon a subscription model? This psuedo-behavaiorism moralism never ceases to astonish me.
 
2013-12-30 01:39:42 AM
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2013-12-30 03:51:53 AM

Tyrosine: Meh. I'd like to care but the Steam holiday sale is on and now I've got to play Rage, the Farcry series, Dead Island, Papers Please, Adventure Time, and Deadlight so I'll too busy to care about a game that's basically Bejeweled with candy.


play war thunder man. it's hella fun.
 
2013-12-30 04:07:03 AM

worlddan: some_beer_drinker: WoW addiction for it.

Did you read that Gamasutra article? It was one of the most pompous anti-science articles I'd ever read, which is saying something. First of all, an "addiction" is simply behavior someone doesn't like. But even more important if all these freemium models are so abusive how is it that the original gaming "addiction" (WoW) was based upon a subscription model? This psuedo-behavaiorism moralism never ceases to astonish me.


Brilliant.
 
2013-12-30 04:46:39 AM
Finished level 505 and all of Dreamland. This game is a soul suck. I have no more levels to play, so I am going back and trying to get 3 stars on every level. At least trying to steal the trophies back from all my friends in all the areas.
 
2013-12-30 05:00:22 AM

fusillade762: I've never played it. Am I missing anything?


I liked it better when it was called "Bejeweled".l
 
2013-12-30 06:21:49 AM

Jethro74: [img.fark.net image 440x324]


The only winning move is what?
 
2013-12-30 08:02:48 AM
I'll stick to Criminal Case, thank you very much.
 
2013-12-30 09:59:15 AM

Quaker: jayhawk88: Level 421 for me. Let me set the scene for you, if you haven't gotten that far:

- match 7 striped candies in 50 moves
- Oh, and there are 4 cakes on the board, each of which will clear the entire field when they are destroyed
- Also, there is one tornado that will randomly destroy a candy on the board after each move.
- But don't worry! They give you 4 striped candies on the board! Encased in jelly or whatever, so that if you clear a cake, the striped should fall down and give you to easy matches!
- But of course the board is "bugged", and these striped's are always destroyed by a cake clear.

It's been a good month I think for me stuck on this one, and I'm pretty close to just chucking it. Which of course means I'll probably get lucky and beat it sometime in the next couple of days.

I'm stuck on 421 as well. The worst part is that you can't even buy your way past the level because none of the power-ups are helpful. It's just one of those levels that you have to play a million times until you happen to get outrageously lucky.


I'm stuck on 421 as well, so they snuck in the shadow world and I'm already to the "end" of that level. The worst part is that I have an Android, so I don't have to wait for additional lives. It's a curse.
 
2013-12-30 10:22:32 AM

Hector Remarkable: We are all being trained by alien forces to run their mindless machines as slave labor for all eternity. Candy Crush is the beginning. And then one day, fields of mindless human clones serving the needs of Reptilian invaders. It's how this stuff starts - one day, mindless little cute colorful game, next day -BAM, alien slavery. That's what's happening here.


Welllll I can't find a picture from the Clerks cartoon episode where that actually happens, so you just get Bear.

therealmcast.com

And maybe I'm an Old now, but isn't Candy Crush just Bejeweled?

upload.wikimedia.org

I  mean, hell, if they managed to make that more addictive, good for 'em.  And I remember Bejeweled getting annoying as f--k to play thanks to the Pop Cap site, so I just stopped, so they dropped the ball I'm sure.  But other than tablets and smart phones existing now, how is this such a thing?

I could just play it but I waste enough of my life on stuff I shouldn't.

/clicks 'add comment'
 
2013-12-30 10:28:19 AM
I have three different places to play it and I am at level 419. OMG.

Soda Tornado!!!
Phone has 3 donuts and 3 tornadoes. Kindle Fire has 6 tornados and 2 donuts.

yes, yes I am an addict.

It's my only thing.
 
b3x
2013-12-30 11:26:19 AM
lol ... i know some people who play this game, and I refuse to even entertain the idea of installing it on any devices.

I have 11 lvl 90's , the last thing I need is another time sink.
 
2013-12-30 12:51:29 PM
I am stuck on level 199, and forget about dreamland... I remember as soon as I use the last life and am irritated...
But, I am a long way from catching up with all of you....
Usually, as soon as I scream "I WILL NOT PLAY THIS STUPID GAME EVER AGAIN", I seem to win that level...
Will not spend a penny on any of these stupid games... I play until you cant go any higher in the game without purchasing, then move on to something else...
 
2013-12-30 07:15:02 PM
I can get to level 456 then anyone can
 
2013-12-30 09:08:06 PM
I'm about ready to give up on it.  I'm on level 310 and looking back on it, it's pretty obvious to see the transition from a free-to-play game to a "we're going to do our absolutely damnedest to make you pay money" by making the game 99% luck 1% skill/strategy.  Don't even get me started on dreamland.  The new mode where you literally can't use special candy in fear of breaking just one too many of the wrong candy and it's an insta-lose, even on turn 3.
 
2013-12-30 10:04:49 PM
Just beat level 293. Took me around 35 tries.

/cries softly
 
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